The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides millions of families an opportunity to obtain health coverage through affordable health insurance or expanded Medicaid. Incorporating messages into your tax credit outreach efforts about how families can enroll for new health coverage, where to find help to apply, and how to obtain the new health insurance premium tax credit can have critical impact. To learn more about health insurance coverage under the ACA, visit

This comprehensive site helps explain the major provisions of health reform through a series of in-depth “Beyond the Basics” policy webinars and other resources. Featured content includes:


As we gear up for the 2017 tax filing season, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is once again presenting a webinar series for volunteer tax preparers, outreach partners and others that explains what tax preparers need to know about the Affordable Care Act to complete 2016 tax returns and to assist low-income tax clients.

Part I: Premium Tax Credits

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Part II: Determining Household Size and Income 

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Part III: Plan Design

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Part IV: Exemptions and Penalties

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

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Immigrant Eligibility for Insurance Affordability Programs

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

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Complex Eligibility Scenarios

Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

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Preventing & Resolving Data-Matching Issues

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

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